Tens of thousands of Syrians, Arabs march to protest Gaza ops

Tens of thousands of Syrians filled the central square of Damascus Monday to protest ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip that have killed more than 100 Palestinians, while elsewhere in the region thousands others also demonstrated. The Syrians chanted slogans against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and called on Arab leaders to take a tough stand on US support for Israel as it continues its air and ground offensive against Palestinians in Gaza. "With soul and blood we sacrifice ourselves for you Palestine," the crowd shouted in central Damascus, waving Syrian and Palestinian flags and carrying pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad. They also carried pictures of Palestinian children killed by Israeli attacks.